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DIRECTOR OF MATERIAL SERVICES


Allegiant Air
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Senior Manager
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What does a Director of Material Services do for Allegiant?

Develop and execute strategies to optimize the processes for the procurement and management of aircraft parts, materials and maintenance-related services. Provide leadership and oversight for the Materials team to ensure that proper market research is carried
out for the procurement and repair of parts and components. Oversee the development and implementation of various tools to facilitate the EDI transactions with the entire supplier base and repair vendors for bringing greater transparencies and efficiencies.
Work closely with Engineering Maintenance department to meet their operational needs (AOG, WSP, USR or Routine) and review various technical proposals with engineering and collectively decide on the purchase and implementation plan. Resolve parts-related
engineering issues by working with different teams within Engineering and Fleet Planning department. Work closely with Director Supply Operations and his team to manage the company’s parts and an inventory at various locations on the airlines network. Assure
a high level of service is provided to Engineering and Maintenance department by making efficient and effective use of company resources.

What are some of the daily duties of a Director of Material Services?

* Provide leadership to Material Services, Materials Planning, Technical Purchasing and Aircraft Parts Repair Management functions and improve the entire process by going electronic with part suppliers and repair vendors

* Work with Materials Planning team and model future requirements for inventory by item and base locations to assure the appropriate quantity and dispersion of parts, materials and other supplies to support the operation

* Provide guidance and oversight to the Technical Purchasing team to ensure proper following of the process and negotiate larger item purchases and services contracts. For predictable, higher use items for consumable and Expendable, seek to purchase in bulk
and/or establish contracts for fulfillment with vendors.
* Coordinate parts needs with Materials Services and Maintenance managers. Assure base inventory levels are maintained at each maintenance location; purchase and move parts and materials to meet the immediate demands of aircraft maintenance

* Provide guidance and oversight to the Aircraft Parts Repair Management team to engage reputable vendors and manage them to assure high quality of repairs for rotable and repairable components and ensure the agreed turnaround time. Work closely with the
repair vendors on cycle times which ensures to unnecessary purchase of components to meet the operational requirements of aircraft maintenance

* Establish a strategy to achieve the function’s mission and vision for the department. Communicate the mission and vision down through the organization Develop efficient processes and provide various web-based tools to the technical and repair buyers for
market research and electronic quote management
* Provide guidance and training to the managers and mentor them to improve their respective sections performance. Assist Managers and their respective teams to establish their goals and objectives. Assure the appropriate training, assistance, coordination
and time are available to carry out the objectives; re-prioritize as necessary
* Oversee the preparation of budgets, monitor monthly activity and report on results

* Direct the performance of special projects that provide continuous improvement

* Facilitate the resolution of issues within the department and across functions by lending expertise and actively directing the process of problem solving

* Interface with the Director Supply Operations, Directors of Maintenance, Heavy Maintenance, Quality and Reliability to assure the efficacy of planning decisions

* Advice and keep the VP, Procurement informed on all key issues and provide progress report on weekly basis in each area, particularly as it affects the department’s commitments and yearly goals.

* Work with Materials Planning to generate the list of surplus inventory and provide support for the sale of excess inventory

* Perform other duties, as assigned

What are the minimum requirements to be a Director of Material Services?

* Must pass a ten (10) year background check and five (5) year pre-employment drug screen

* Must have ability to read and write English
* Must have authorization to work in the U.S. as defined in the Immigrations Act of 1986

* Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, Master’s Degree preferred

What other skills, knowledge, and qualifications are needed to be a Director of Material Services?

* Previous leadership roles in operations management and/or materials planning with experience in analytical modeling and/or programming is most desirable. Financial and/or vendor management with negotiations experience is also a plus

* Strong work ethic
* Strong intellect and aptitude desired, along with the ability to manage multiple and varied activities

* Good leadership and people management skills, effective communication skills and an ability to prioritize and effectively problem solve

What are the physical requirements of a Director of Material Services?

* Office environment; some travel required
What does a Director of Material Services do for Allegiant?

Develop and execute strategies to optimize the processes for the procurement and management of aircraft parts, materials and maintenance-related services. Provide leadership and oversight for the Materials team to ensure that proper market research is carried
out for the procurement and repair of parts and components. Oversee the development and implementation of various tools to facilitate the EDI transactions with the entire supplier base and repair vendors for bringing greater transparencies and efficiencies.
Work closely with Engineering Maintenance department to meet their operational needs (AOG, WSP, USR or Routine) and review various technical proposals with engineering and collectively decide on the purchase and implementation plan. Resolve parts-related
engineering issues by working with different teams within Engineering and Fleet Planning department. Work closely with Director Supply Operations and his team to manage the company’s parts and an inventory at various locations on the airlines network. Assure
a high level of service is provided to Engineering and Maintenance department by making efficient and effective use of company resources.

What are some of the daily duties of a Director of Material Services?

* Provide leadership to Material Services, Materials Planning, Technical Purchasing and Aircraft Parts Repair Management functions and improve the entire process by going electronic with part suppliers and repair vendors

* Work with Materials Planning team and model future requirements for inventory by item and base locations to assure the appropriate quantity and dispersion of parts, materials and other supplies to support the operation

* Provide guidance and oversight to the Technical Purchasing team to ensure proper following of the process and negotiate larger item purchases and services contracts. For predictable, higher use items for consumable and Expendable, seek to purchase in bulk
and/or establish contracts for fulfillment with vendors.
* Coordinate parts needs with Materials Services and Maintenance managers. Assure base inventory levels are maintained at each maintenance location; purchase and move parts and materials to meet the immediate demands of aircraft maintenance

* Provide guidance and oversight to the Aircraft Parts Repair Management team to engage reputable vendors and manage them to assure high quality of repairs for rotable and repairable components and ensure the agreed turnaround time. Work closely with the
repair vendors on cycle times which ensures to unnecessary purchase of components to meet the operational requirements of aircraft maintenance

* Establish a strategy to achieve the function’s mission and vision for the department. Communicate the mission and vision down through the organization Develop efficient processes and provide various web-based tools to the technical and repair buyers for
market research and electronic quote management
* Provide guidance and training to the managers and mentor them to improve their respective sections performance. Assist Managers and their respective teams to establish their goals and objectives. Assure the appropriate training, assistance, coordination
and time are available to carry out the objectives; re-prioritize as necessary
* Oversee the preparation of budgets, monitor monthly activity and report on results

* Direct the performance of special projects that provide continuous improvement

* Facilitate the resolution of issues within the department and across functions by lending expertise and actively directing the process of problem solving

* Interface with the Director Supply Operations, Directors of Maintenance, Heavy Maintenance, Quality and Reliability to assure the efficacy of planning decisions

* Advice and keep the VP, Procurement informed on all key issues and provide progress report on weekly basis in each area, particularly as it affects the department’s commitments and yearly goals.

* Work with Materials Planning to generate the list of surplus inventory and provide support for the sale of excess inventory

* Perform other duties, as assigned

What are the minimum requirements to be a Director of Material Services?

* Must pass a ten (10) year background check and five (5) year pre-employment drug screen

* Must have ability to read and write English
* Must have authorization to work in the U.S. as defined in the Immigrations Act of 1986

* Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, Master’s Degree preferred

What other skills, knowledge, and qualifications are needed to be a Director of Material Services?

* Previous leadership roles in operations management and/or materials planning with experience in analytical modeling and/or programming is most desirable. Financial and/or vendor management with negotiations experience is also a plus

* Strong work ethic
* Strong intellect and aptitude desired, along with the ability to manage multiple and varied activities

* Good leadership and people management skills, effective communication skills and an ability to prioritize and effectively problem solve

What are the physical requirements of a Director of Material Services?

* Office environment; some travel required
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